TMJ Treatment in Salt Lake City
Get relief from your headaches and jaw pain.
TMJ Treatment & Prevention
TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders refer to a group of painful disorders and dysfunction of the jaw joint and muscles. Symptoms can include:
TMJ disorders are often the result of trauma, overuse, and para-function (non-useful or unnecessary jaw movements) like clenching, grinding, and sleep disorders including sleep apnea. TMJ disorders are sometimes related to the way that your teeth fit together. If left untreated this disorder can have a detrimental impact on your daily life and will only worsen. It is important to seek professional health advice if you are experiencing these symptoms.
Our Salt Lake City dentists can help you get jaw pain relief and fully understand the impact of TMJ.
Treat your TMJ with an oral appliance.
Once your dentist has diagnosed your specific TMJ disorder, one of the common ways that we treat the disorder is with the use of an appliance called an NTI-tss.
This small device precisely fits over your front teeth and does not allow the back teeth to come together. The NTI-tss is generally worn while sleeping. The NTI-tss allows the joint to be centered without the influence of the teeth and allows the jaw muscles to relax.
Most people begin to notice a significant difference after only a few days of use. Learn more about the NTI-tss and its role in headache treatment and prevention.
The dentists at Legacy Dental were among the first dentists in Salt Lake to provide the NTI-tss and have been providing this service since 2001.
‘‘Legacy Dental has taken excellent care of my family for many years. Their attention to detail, inviting atmosphere, and genuine care for and relationship with each of their patients is exceptional. I highly recommend Dr. Campbell and his team!’’
Dave R. (Legacy Dental Patient)